At Outskirts Press, Inc., we take great pride in celebrating the work of our successful self-publishing authors, and we do so each week through our Self-Publishing Author Spotlight. This week we highlight self-publishing author CD Swanson, who has published 18 successful titles with Outskirts Press.
CD Swanson is a Christian with a full proud based belief in God, His son, and the Holy Spirit. Happily married for over 30 years, C D Swanson was in the Social Services field for most of her career – and has always enjoyed writing as a hobby. She admits that her writing ability it is a “gift” from God, and has used it frequently throughout her career, and personal life to encourage and help people in need of love and validation.
In addition to her books, CD Swanson has a devotional website, contributes to various magazines, and her prose was selected to accompany a calendar to raise money for childhood cancer. She’s married to her childhood sweetheart and they live with their “boy” on the East Coast. Her degrees are in human services, psychology, and health administration.
“I write for God as He is my constant source of inspiration.” — CD Swanson
Have you ever wanted to speak directly to God? Well, words of Praise, through poems – akin to the book of Psalms – is just that, an attempt to Thank Our God, in poetic fashion. Also included are words of thanks, and a personal testimonial bringing about an even deeper confirmation that there is a God above.
Format: 6 x 9 paperback white, 55 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Feb 25, 2011)
Genre: RELIGION / Christian Life / Inspirational
This book is for anyone who has had a best friend, or someone special in their lives, and lost them.
This is a bird’s eye look at an enduring and special friendship, and all the “goofy” things and amazing times shared together, and what happens when one passes away. This is an attempt to reach those of you going through a similar circumstance, or for those who have a special friendship, and just want to smile and appreciate it all the more. The author takes you through various scenarios, both poignant and humorous, and a personal journey of loss, the aftermath, and the feelings from being “left behind.” It is all done with “heartfelt” words, and insightful situations, along with a faith-inspired belief.
Format: 6 x 9 paperback white, 93 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Feb 28, 2011)
Genre: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Friendship
Heartfelt Connections: Short Inspirational Faith-filled Stories
A collection of short faith-filled stories, mostly based on actual events. This book is comprised of short stories, some are true, some are based on Biblical accounts, and still others a form of prose. The inspirational pull will be obvious from the first to last story. Each story is unique in its content,and yet share one common denominator, the love of God and His influence in our lives. This eclectic mixture of stories and prose, comprise an authentic and touching journey within its pages, leaving the reader wanting more.
Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback cream, 152 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Jun 07, 2013)
Genre: RELIGION / Christian Life / Inspirational
Faded Memories Anew:
A devastating loss causes a man to think of other options as he faces life without his loved one.
Immediately following his wife’s death, John, a CEO, makes a life changing decision that sets him on a new journey. With a grief-stricken heart, he attempts to “live” again, while holding onto memories of his one true love. Relocating to another State, having accepted a new job, he slowly adjusts to life without his wife. He struggles with guilt when he begins to experience feelings for his co-worker Kiana, who has suffered an equally devastating loss. Together, they navigate through uncharted waters, each with their own story and “ghosts” to deal with. Their story builds slowly culminating into an explosive and powerful climax.
Format: 5 x 8 paperback white, 259 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Nov 12, 2013)
Genre: FICTION / Christian / Romance
Jesus Eternal Friend & Savior:
Jesus Christ, our Savior, the Messiah, the King of kings and Lord of lords. He came looking for us, and we love Him because He loved us first. The only begotten Son of God, our salvation, and our eternal friend.
Format: 5 x 8 paperback cream, 118 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Dec 27, 2013)
Genre: RELIGION / Christian Life / Spiritual Growth
The Oasis–Where Deception Not Only Lives, But Thrives
The Oasis, a beautiful place to “live.” Something is amiss in the scenic hills in which The Oasis sits atop. The residents want to live their lives, but there may be some rules to the contrary. Gemma Fields, the social worker employed at the Oasis, suspects foul play, and will not stop until she sheds light on the darkness that threatens to overtake the Oasis. With the help of two men, one a retired detective, the other an “attorney” an investigation begins. Will Gemma be able to save her beloved residents from the suffocating evil?
Format: 5 x 8 paperback cream, 222 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Sep 26, 2014)
Genre: FICTION / Christian / Suspense
God and His promises are still the same today. His words will never fade away. The grass withereth, and the flower fadeth, but the word of our God shall stand forever. (Isaiah 40:8 KJV) How much are we pleasing the Lord, during our day? Our actions, our thoughts, our deeds? A book dedicated to the praise and glory of His name and how we can please God both privately and publicly. Samples of everyday life, comments, testimony will bear witness to His love. A book Christians will welcome in their library.
A Story Within A Story About Two Women From Entirely Different Generations.
A story within a story involving two women from two different worlds and generations. Their connection begins the moment they meet, and ultimately progresses into a solid foundation which fundamentally alters the contemporary woman.
Format: 5 x 8 paperback white, 149 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Sep 10, 2015)
Genre: FICTION / Sagas
More books by C D Swanson include Dear God: With Love II, Five Hearts, The Chief’s Niece, Changed from the Inside Out, 40 Days & 40 Nights of His Word, The Inner Office of Samantha Evans,Passages of Everyday Life: Through Faith, The Path of Destiny: Where Fate & Hearts Unite, Blessings In Disguise: When Prayers Go Unanswered and Heart of Courage Faith.
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